(#136454) SILVESTER 2999. Arno Hoffmann.

SILVESTER 2999. Leipzig: Webels Verlag Dr. Abel & Born, 1907. Octavo, pp. [iii-vii] viii-xi [xii-xiv] [1] 2-233 [234: printer's imprint] [235: blank] [236: ad] [complete despite gap in pagination; preliminary gathering (6 leaves) appears to be tipped in], original tan wrappers printed in black, all edges untrimmed. First edition. An important German utopian novel set in the future in which the Social Democrats have established a world state (headquartered in Germany) which has achieved significant technical progress (longevity, spaceships, robots, etc.). Kretzmann, The Pre-War German Utopian Novel (1890-1914), Ph.D. diss., Brown University, May, 1936, p. 212. Lexikon 1, p. 128. Bloch (2002) 1505. Not in Nagl. Wrappers worn at edges, spotting and dust soiling to same, a sound, good copy with clean, nearly fine interior. (#136454).

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